21st century work schedules

I anticipate a future where we redefine a work-week as the duration of a specific just-in-time gig, a weekend as the gap between gigs, vacations as opportunities presented by anticipation of long gaps but subject to sudden termination when new opportunities occur.  The day itself will have break times that will vary day to day and may arise with no advanced notice, leading us to arrange social encounters with near-strangers who happen to share something in common including the fact that they are free at the same time. 

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The Data Male

The title is a play on words from the analogy of the supposed hierarchy structures of wolf packs with alpha males, beta males, and omega males where roughly speaking the alpha males lead the pack and get first choice of resources, the beta males are cooperative and share resources more equitably, and the omega (or…

Active Listening is not Listening

Frequently people complain to me that I am a terrible listener.   They claim that I don’t listen.   I admit they have a point. At first I was hurt by the accusation because I think I am listening.   I try to demonstrate that I am listening by responding to what I am hearing…

Illusion of Everyone to Everyone

Early in the tech boom of the 1990s, there were terms like business to business (B2B), business to government (B2G), etc to refer to the electronic commerce possibilities of the Internet, and whatever.   Recently, I saw for the first time Everyone to Everyone (E2E) as both a future goal and a characterization of the…